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  • proper n. The language spoken by the Beti tribe from Cameroun, Yaounde area.


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  • Elsewhere, French is the principal language, although pidgin and some local languages such as Ewondo, the dialect of a Beti clan from the Yaounde area, also are widely spoken.


  • The liturgy used eight languages, including Cameroon's native Ewondo language, and featured African songs backed by the distinctive notes of wooden balaphons.

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  • Languages: French and English (both official) and about 270 African languages and dialects, including pidgin, Fulfulde, and Ewondo.


  • NCR following Sunday Mass at Yaoundè's St. Kisito Parish, where the liturgy is celebrated in the local Ewondo language.

    National Catholic Reporter

  • Douala, and many smaller entities in the Southwest (12\%); southern tropical forest peoples, including the Ewondo, Bulu, and Fang (all Beti subgroups), Maka and Pygmies (officially called Bakas) (18\%); predominantly Islamic peoples of the northern semi-arid regions (the Sahel) and central highlands, including the Fulani, also known as Peuhl in French (14\%); and the "Kirdi", non-Islamic or recently Islamic peoples of the northern desert and central highlands



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